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is showing its support today for ukraine's new leadership. meanwhile, russia's president vladimir putin seems to have softened his stance on ukraine. alex is in ukraine with the very latest. >> [chanting] marched, they sang ukraine's national anthem. then shots, a warning from russian forces not to come any closer. >> don't go any further, when russians older -- one russian soldier said. these unarmed ukrainian troops were trying to march to their airfield seized by the russians. after four hours of test initiation, ukrainian troops returned to their base. not succeeded but nor was there any bloodshed. we do not want a war with russia. across crimea, russian forces are demanding the surrender of ukrainian bases. in some places, they have succeeded. ukrainian troops are digging in. russia has now controlled all of crimea. today, president vladimir wootton defended russia's action and did not rule out using force elsewhere in ukraine. national interest to defend these people, he said. it is a humanitarian mission. secretary of state john kerry arrived in the capital of kiev yesterday for a meet
nations to hold negotiations. ukraine says 16,000 southern forces control the region. this morning president putin says though peaceful, force remains an option. he says russia has no plans to make crimea a part of russia. new this morning, secretary of state john kerry arrives in kiev in ukraine to discuss financial assistance for the nation. and washington sends a message to moscow suspending the plan to trade investment talks with russia. first, global markets making a comeback today. u.s. stocks took a big hit yesterday including the dow which suffered a triple digit loss. let's bring in in christine romans. what is behind the bounceback? how do markets look now? >> markets look good now for u.s. stocks. what's behind the bounce back is the fact president putin ended the military exercises in russia. when that happened and the president gave his press conference about four to five hours ago and said that he was not going to an ex crimea, you saw the highs reached in stock futures. dow up 165, nasdaq up as well. look at s&p 500 futures. if they rise 18 points, 20 point, you'll s
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crimeaens remain the men in camouflage whoever they are. >> part of basic agreements between the ukraine and rush over the black sea fleet. >> that's right, tony. the prime minister hear saying that the these are russian forces. we have no confirmation of that on the ground. these men . >> they number 15 shoes russian sailors. it is a major naval base. they want to protect their interests. we have seen russian armor personnel carriers in the last day or so. they are just exercises. but raising tensions a bit here in crimea, kiev watching very closely what is going on, who is in charge of security. very much an open question, tony. >> jennifer glass for us. as we told you, president obama said tonight that the u.s. is deeply concerned by the reports of russian military movements in ukraine. there will be consequences if russian intervenes. mike viqueira for us at the white house. mike, the president didn't say what those intervention measures could be. >> no one takinbe. >> what is left on the table? that's going to be the speculation. obviously it will be economic sanctions on what mate
first of all. tensions rising in the ukraine. kiev is telling moscow to back off. ryan chilcote is following the latest developments from inside ukraine's parliament. talk to me about the latest developments. tensions riseing with moscow. >> oddly enough, the most recent and troubling development has to do not with this parliament but the local parliament in crew yain's crimia. a group of about 60 armed men seized the building at about 5:00 a.m. local time. acting president just took that job on friday when the ousted president fled. what these men want that seized this building, they were in camouflage armed with weapons. it is not clear. they took down the ukrainian flag and put up a russian flag instead. are the russians involved? they are not saying that they are. meanwhile we have a mill exercise underway on the western border. russia's western border, which of course is shared with ukraine and the defense minister just a few minutes ago said there are russian fighter jets involved in that. is that a show of muscle or a preplanned exercise? all of this has the united states
meeting the first between the two countries since russia september troops to crimea. ukraine offered little assurance of a peaceful solution. a meeting two the two country's defence ministers on tuesday epded in a stalemate, one said "we have no sign of hope." >> lisa stark joins us from washington in a moment. but jennifer glasse is in the crimea city of sevastopol. good morning. we heard from foreign minister sergei lavrov before the meeting with kerry. what did he have to say? >> good morning, sergei lavrov speaking in madrid making clear the russian position is far from the american position. moscow believes president viktor yanukovych was ousted illegally. that moscow was forced to act because what happened in kiev could be contagious, criticising the west for supporting the new government in kiev, criticising what sergei lavrov called protesters acting against the ukrainian constitution and russia can't do anything about ordering forces back to bases because they are self-defence forces. that is a critical point. there are thousands of troops across the peninsula blockading bas
for joining us. coming up dramatic developments in ukraine. russia's parliament approves the request by the president's lack of essential to the region. but moscow on a collision course with washington the eye restart old roommate or developments unfolding in ukraine. russia's parliament has approved the request by president bottom lip and to send troops to the region. he hasn't yet decided whether she would use of force. he's waiting to see how the situation in the crimean peninsula develops think raised by mr says that's a clear provocation. he was forced out of his country but on future have already taken of defense the control of the peninsula will go live to moscow and cranny after this report. these heavily armed military units hand surrounded my knee is main airports. in deciding who gets an end to dismount the soldiers where you can see the ice and refused to say to his canadian borders the ukrainian government has no doubt. it says russia has sent in thousands of troops the new government and calls it an invasion the club. she seriously this russian presence on the territory
airport this as russia denies having ukraine's territorial integrity. meanwhile as leaders in moscow confer with their western counterparts ukraine's ousted president stages a lengthy and defiant press conference from russian soil. and in other news the french defence minister was an immediate inquiry after the publication of books denouncing widespread rights of way. stall. german chancellor has been speaking with the russian president so warning against it de stabilize the nation of ukraine ukraine which has sent a letter to the un security council asking for an emergency session. this is moscow denies involvement in the seizure of two key airports that's of course not have kids newly named interior minister sees it arson of a coffin a facebook post earlier writing. i can only describe this as a military invasion and occupation reported earlier from crimea calls and dad's dog was fervor. it's been a real soo real scene playing out all day here. singapore right now i was there a couple of hours ago. mikey said i mean we've had all day what book to all. it all purpose is to be profes
. i'm nik gowing with "bbc world news". our top stories. crime becomes ukraine's national flashpoint. armed men seize the regional parliament. >>> ukraine's be acting president warns russia against military aggression as parliament meets to confirm a new government. >>> the crisis deepens. the former president appears asking moscow to guarantee his safety. that's according to reports from officials news agencies in russia. >>> supporters of thailand's prime minister try to block her corruption hearing. she sends her legal team to answer the charges. hello, everyone. a series of fast-moving events in ukraine is where the government has put domestic security forces on high alert. the russian flag now flies over the regional parliament building in the capital. it is a potential flashpoint. it is home to the russian naval fleet at a massive base on the black sea. now a new twist. reports from official russian news agencies signal that viktor yanukovych is in russia after he fled rapidly on friday. he insists he is still ukraine's rightful head of state. well, let's find out what's happen
ukraine's prime minister says russia's military moves amount to a declaration of war. secretary of state john kerry called this a stunning act of aggression. michelle kosinski live at the white house, phil black, ian lee is in kiev, the capital of ukraine. we are going to fir start with the white house, with michelle. white house rallying allies to its side, try to is late president putin, try to push him so perhaps he'll reverse his positi position. is there any sense the white house feels they are succeeding? >> we're not getting that sense. we're not hearing from the white house today. it was made very clear what was talked about in these discussions that started yesterday. first president obama spoke to the leaders of canada and france saying we know he's going to speak to the uk and others. we should get a summary or read out of those calls later today after those happen. for what was discussed yesterday, want to reinforce the u.s. statements that a violation of ukraine's sovereignty is unacceptable. to talk about working together, not only organize response in the form of maybe eve
in ukraine deepen as the u.s. warns russia not to try to split the country. >> united states will stand with the international community and there will be costs for any military intervention in ukraine. >> russian troops move into crimea as the interim government accuses the kremlin of an invasion. what happens now? we'll have a live report. and the chair of the house intelligence committee, mike rogers, joins us with the latest. only on "fox news sunday". >>> then a new investigation into irs targeting of conservative groups. we'll talk with house oversight committee chair darrell issa. he's calling back former irs official lois lerner who has refused to testify. a "fox news sunday" exclusive. and president obama prepares to unveil his new budget with defense cuts and no entitlement reforms. >> it makes no effort to address the drivers of our debt and deficit. >> we'll sit down with leaders of the congressional budget the committee, senator rob portman and congressman chris van hollen. plus arizona governor jan brewer vetoes a bill that would protect religious freedom over gay rights.
became name -- known across the world, these promotepeople who violence. beyond the ukraine, they are well known around the world. they insight fear. i believe the ukrainian parliament is not legitimate. i still maintain the sacrament which was not the filled, given the condition that it will be for sale could have called down and would have launched the legal process of resolving the political crisis in the ukraine. that was the way out. the radicals have forced us into these dead ends. >> the second part of the question about the judges. >> this is unprecedented. not just for the ukraine but for any country of the world. the state itself is destroyed. we should not allow this to happen. i do not know if the microphone is going to work. i'm going to give the floor to him who has a loud voice. give him the microphone. >> do you feel ashamed? ashamed. furthermore i would like to offer my apologies first and veterans, therde ukrainian people, for what happened in ukraine. for the fact that i did not have enough strength to maintain for they and to allow mess to happen. >> plea
tensions rising in ukraine, and back here and u.s. ukrainians are having concerns over what happened in ukraine. for such get checked on the forecast. this leg of getting a little bit of a break after today's weather but that's gonna change after tomorrow due to another storm coming in. the next system just offshore it will come in tomorrow morning and for that the maafternoon. as is about the difference while the upper grades but skiethe bug girl is struck and killed by a freight train. it happened near old orchard and howell wrotrode she is an eighth grader at martina's high school. the accident is still under investigation. early saturday morning a gunman walked into the store, when he pulled a gun on the cashier. he shot a 31 year-old man who was latekilles severely hurt. the owners are considering colleges in a surveillance that system and lowering their weekend hours to make sure this doesn't happen again. words night john kerry will meet with keukrainian officials in kiev. the process has moved troops into ukraine and other west is outrage. russia has rented three mil
military bases and later in the day warships from both ukraine and russia were headed toward crimea and as military tension increased so too did the rhetoric between the united states and russia. here in kiev, secretary of state kerry toured independence square, the site of so much bloodshed just last month and paid his respects at shrine for those killed in the protests. after meeting with ukraine's new leaders he turned to russia. >> it is clear that russia has been working hard to create a pretext for being able to invade further. russia's talked about russian speaking minority citizens under siege. they're not. >> while the u.s. is preparing economic and diplomatic sanctions, kerry made clear a military option is not on the table. >> president obama and i want to make it clear to russia and to everybody in the world that we are not seeking confrontation. >> vladimir putin, who's been largely silent since troops began taking over crimea denied that forces from russia were even in crimea. >> translator: they were local self-defense teams. let me make my question more specific. did
authorizes a strike on ukraine. with the world on high alert, will vladimir putin expand his invasion? >> there will be costs for the military intervention in the ukraine. >> what will those costs be? does president obama have what it takes to prevent war. this morning, answers from secretary of state john kerry and our experts from the danger zone. plus live reports from the danger zone. >>> culture clash. that hot button bill in arizona. a water shed moment in the fight for gay rights? our powerhouse roundtable take on that debate and all the week's politics. >>> plus mr. affleck goes to washington, and nate silver cracks the oscar code. all right here this sunday morning. >>> as we come on the air this morning, america and the west are facing the most perilous confrontation with russia since the cold war. president obama spent a tense 90 minutes on the phone with vladimir putin yesterday, warning him to withdraw from the ukraine. the unsecurity council has been meeting in an emergency session, but russia is not backing down. on the move, surrounding ukrainian military bases. the ne
back here at 11:00. >> russia ranches up the pressure on ukraine and president obama reacts. is the country a powder keg ready to blow? >>> also gentrification often gets a bad name but does it always deserving to bad mouthed? >>> the oscars are here but why haven't viewers seen the nominees. i'm poiment welcome to "consider this." here is more ahead. >> chaos in ukraine. russia accused of accepting military forces -- sending military forces into the area. >> we are now deeply concerned of reports of military movements taken by russian federation. >> an activist group smugd cameras in. should the -- smuggled am last in. >> the red carpet is down and the cameras are on. good and the oscar goes to ... >> we begin with the ongoing crisis and reports of russian intervention in ukraine. ukrainian leaders accuse russia of staging and armed invasion friday after uniformed men took up positions where the black sea naval fleet is based. flights in and out of the region have been cancelled. the air space is closed. the u.s. coast guard in crimea is bokd b blocked by russian na. securi
is on the crimean peninsula, ukraine mobilising its armed forces while a key military leader defects. >> you don't, in the 21st century, behave in 19th century fashion by invading another country on trumped up pretext. >> condemnation of russia has been shash and strong from world -- sharp and strong from world leaders. >> venezuela protests >> and the red carpet is out for the academy award. >> today ukraine mobilized its military after russia took over the southern region of crimea. the country is on the brink of disaster warns the acting president. russian troops have surrounded a base, and the ukrainian prime minister called it a declaration of war. >> the head of the ukraine navy has been fired for treesons after swearing alegion to an autonomous crimea. support in the south seems to be unanimous. laurence lee has this report from sevastapol. >> this appears to be the one place that ukraine forces in crimea are putting up resistance behind the walls, the ukrainian special forces base. the ukrainian flag is up and they refuse to give in. pro-russian forces appear relaxed. all as if to say th
an icy niagara falls. >>> a fox news alert for you now on the growing crisis in the ukraine at this hour. the drum beat of possible military action is getting louder. welcome, everyone, to america's news headquarters i'm jamie colby. >> i'm kelly wright. russia's parliament giving permission to vladimir putin to send troops into the ukraine if a unanimous vote seems like a formality. ukraine officials say russian military intervention is well under way in what is described as an ongoing invasion of cream creama. what ten you what's happening in the ukraine's crimea peninsula? >> tensions are increasing here. yesterday armed russian-speaking men took over two key airports here, one the main airport for regular people and the other a very strategic military airport for russia who maintains a fleet here. yesterday armed masked gunmen who are russian-speaking took over regional parliament in crimea here. they lowered the ukrainian flag and raised russia's. they basically got rid of the kiev government and instituted their own prime minister who feels like they are going to be persecuted beca
have special coverage today of our top story. the growing crisis in ukraine. the russian parliament has approved president vladimir putin to authorize the force in ukraine. this comes in a scheduled referendum for increasing its autonomy. for days we've seen armed men patrolling there. they're meeting to discuss their next step to discuss a mediation mission. the european union will address its discussion on monday. >>> what are the people expecting from the russians? >> you know, as the news broke that the russians have authorized the use of force, there is celebration here 60% of the population is ethnic russian, and they feel that the russians are protecting them. they felt a lot of unease about what is going on in kiev. they've been watching television reports for months calling the now government thieves, thugs, fascists. they have created roadblocks to protect themselves from these people. and we have seen armed men and their military uniforms with no distinguishing insignificant knee i can't iininsignificaninst building until a few hours ago. a lot going on here. and now with rus
community on edge since president putin got parliament's okay to send troops into ukraine. right now nato ambassadors are meeting on the crisis here in the u.s. secretary of state john kerry has strong words. >> it's an incredible act of aggression. it is really a stunning, willful choice by president putin to invade another country. >> he called it an invasion. now, the talks shift to how to calm everything down before it escalates even more. we have live coverage around the world. michelle kosinski is live at the white house. mcclove lynn and ian lee live in ukraine's capital city, kiev. this hour the white house trying to add to pressure on russia. president obama reaching out to allies by phone one day after he spent 90 minutes on the phone with the russian president vladimir putin. u.s. correspondent michelle kosinski joins us now. michigan, the white house, what is the mood? what are they saying? >> it has been a busy weekend. president obama has been actively working on this today. he's been briefed by his security team. as you mentioned, later on he'll take calls with allies. the
entered the territory of -- you legally -- russians have illegally entered the territory of ukraine. the counsel has authorized military force against ukraine. the troops already there and their number is increasing every hour. this constitutes an active aggression against ukraine. it threatens the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our country. the russian federation does not comply -- the buddhist test -- the past -- budapest memorandum -- it is dangerous to the principal. russia rejected the proposal on august 7. the federation violated the principles of charter of the united nations. time, in this fluid situation, -- the government of ukraine has quested to hold this meeting. we call upon the security council to do everything possible to stop aggression against ukraine. we are calling for the international monitors we ask all member states of the united nations to demonstrate solidarity with the ukraine to protect the very basic principals of the united nations currently brutally violated by a permanent state, a prominent member of the security council. thank you, madam pr
. the presiding officer: under the previous order, the senate previous order, the senate >> in ukraine, where political tensions continue to center, a meeting taking place in paris today with secretary of state kerry and russian counterpart, sergey lavrov to attend. the media at the conclusion will bring you those remarks live when they start. >> this is one of our favorite times of the year at c-span. the time i get to the winners of our annual student documentary contest called studentcam. the 2014th team for students interested in entering the most important issue that congress should consider in 2014. this year we received the record number of 200 -- 2,350,000 entries came from 46 states from the district of columbia, from taiwan and from the united arab emirates. as students around the country and internationally. altogether, 4860 middle and high school students participated this year, either individually or on teams. one other thing special about this years contest as we doubled the number of prizes and the amounts of prize money. it went from $50,000 contest to us giving away $100,000
that consider ukraine a sovereign nation. coming up, in a few hours deposed president victor yanukovich will speak from an undisclosed location in south urn russia and we will begin in moscow but jennifer class is there where one of the airports was seized and good morning to you and it seems from the outside there has been a power grab from pro-russian forces across crimea. >> good morning, thomas, yes, i was at the airport a few minutes ago and there are armed men there. they are in military uniforms dressed top to bottom and they have helmets and have very heavy weapons but no insignia and i tried to talk to them and wouldn't say who they were or where they were from and civilians at the airport protecting them said they were happy they were there and speak russian and say they are brothers and wouldn't say if they were military or ukraine military or russian military. also so in simferopol and down the road is home to the fleet and there to the airport is being held, protected crimeas say by armed men. the ukrainian interior instersay the men are the russian military and we add a se
with ukraine, which is defiant. its military is on standby. >> celebrations and suspicions of threats between rebels and a syrian government. >> learning to protect themselves - why women in northern kenya are starting to carry guns. and the unsung movie herios who say despite risking life and limb, they've been snubbed by the oscars. >> first the standoff in ukraine's crimia, between moss scpo kiev appears to be escalating. russian military helicopters appear to be seep in the skies. ukraine's interim prime minister says the government will not bow to what he calls russian provocation. the russian pro-russian leader took control of the military and the police in sevastapol. report hoda abdel-hamid of 13 russian aircraft carrying unidentified troops. is it clear they are russian soldiers? >> well, according to the authorities in kiev they are russian authorities, even though russia denied the reports. when we asked the soldiers (played around the parliament building, "who are you?" the answer we get is no comment. the one thing we can say is it looks like the man who appeared in front of the
spoke a few hours ago, and breaking news, john kerry will speak in about 15 minutes. kerry is in ukraine's capital of kiev. the secretary also visited independence square, which had been the center of protests and where a huge memorial has now been erected to those killed before president yanukovych was ousted. we'll bring you secretary kerry's remarks live when he starts. again, that's in about 15 minutes from now. meantime, speaking publicly for the first time since the ukraine crisis boiled over, president putin accused the west of encouraging a, quote, unconstitutional coup in ukraine and said russia reserves the right to use military force as a, quote, last resort. however, these images, obviously, are stirring. russian troops, who had taken control of a ukrainian air base in crimea fired warning shots as ukraine soldiers approached. all this as we said with secretary of state john kerry now in ukraine in a show of support. nbc news chief fortunate affairs correspondent andrea mitchell joins us now by phone in kiev. andrea, do we have a preview of what we might hear from secretary k
will leave tonight for ukraine. reuters is running a story about an increasing military threat that says, in part, russia's thek sea fleet has told forces in crimea to surrender. if they do not surrender by 5 a.m. tomorrow, a real assault will be started in the divisions of armed forces across crimea. that again, from reuters. earlier today at aipac, senator russiacain commented on and the ukraine. here's what he -- a bit of what he had to say. [video clip] >> i come to you with a heavy heart of what is happening in the ukraine. it is directly related to what is happening in the middle east him and obviously we know that what happens in the you middle east -- in the middle east is vital to the existence of the state of his -- israel. i will not go through the history of the ukraine with you. but the fact is, crimea is a sovereign part of the sovereign nation of ukraine. and people in ukraine by the hundreds of thousands went to the square in subzero temperatures saying they did not want to be part of putin's russia. that is what it was all about. over,at the olympics are immediately afte
military in ukraine. russian military trucks and soldiers are making their presence 19 near the capital as they put their fleet on high alert. president obama warning there will be, quote, costs if russia decides on military intervention in ukraine. meantime, ukraine's interim president is calling for an emergency meeting of the security chiefs after the pro-russian minister in ukraine's region took control of the military and police there. russian troops now reportedly taking over the airports, demonstrators for both pro-russian and pro-european camps are gather once again. keep it right here on fox. >>> just as you are preparing to file them, some republican lawmakers looking to simplify them, pushing to reform our convoluted tax code from seven brackets to just two with a surtax on the rimp. they say it will unleash a new economic boom and, mellissa, you agree, huh? >> absolutely. the joint committee on taxation said it will add $3.4 million to the economy, it will create 2 million jobs over two years. it would add $1,300 to their pocket. it makes sense, walk isn't going to do it. th
in crimea. ukraine under lee against to pro-russian forces. >> with more on the ukraine crisis, more western leaders are calling for the call for russia to back off crimea. we'll be live at that meeting in brussels where sanctions are being discussed. [ gunfire ] >> also ahead an exclusive with syrian opposition, fighters trying to hold up a new government assault in aleppo. words and not weapons, how rwandaen soldiers are bringing peace to the central african return. >> the west is pounding pressure on russia as pro kremlin forces tighten it's grip on ukraine's crimea. warnings to russia, and russia's foreign minister said his country's presence is needed to protect ukraine. soldier in military base in crimea are refusing to leave despite to being surrounded by men who are thought to be russian forces. could you just give us an update as to where you are right now, what's happening on the ground? >> reporter: well, i'm just in front of the base, and about a a half hour ago the commander came out and spoke to the media, and he said basically that he is not surrendering to the russians at thi
this discrimination. you would win. we will the news. lead is ukraine's jewish community to join the country's other faith groups including on russia in two weeks to look streets from the ukrainian black sea contains less of crimea rabbi jacob don't like president of the jewish federation of ukraine added his signature to elect a which stated we will continue to build friendly and fraternal relations with russia but only as a sovereign and independent states. the backlash against moss go through ukraine's to use comes as the kremlin continues to assert that the newly installed for the eu government in kiev was brought to power by extremists with anti semitic leanings of the international stage. meanwhile tensions continued to mount as western states to cry. russia's actions saying that the occupation of crimea threatens peace and security in europe. xian. twelve days of slate has won the award for best picture at the eighty sixth academy awards in los angeles' the film's british born director steve mcqueen collected the oscar alongside pretty separate page saying that he dedicate
. >> president obama's critical diplomacy as the divide deanens. dean -- deepens. and ukraine now faces a nation divided. >>> and good evening, thanks for being with us. i'm joie chen. welcome to special edition of "americofment "america tonight"g a major test between the world's western powers and russia. and is rapidly becoming the most urgent international challenge faced by president obama. first, a snapshot of the latest developments. an estimated 6,000 russian troops are now in crimea. though the ukrainian ambassador to the u.s. chaims that number is -- claims that number is much higher, perhaps 16,000. jeact john kerry is i -- secrety of state john kerry is in kiev. when it was reported that russia had issued an ultimatum, although russia denied making a threats. today president obama said russia's violation of international law will be in his words a costly proposition. >>> the tensions over crimea drew gractly over the weekend as a steady stream of forces, pressure is growing across ukraine with al jazeera's journalists covering key developments. >> ukrainians are preparing themselves f
it away. >>> jake, thanks very much. happening now, breaking news, crisis in ukraine. russia's show of force, thousands of troops and crimean peninsula as russia issues an ultimatum. so what are america's options? the u.s. is looking for ways to isolate russia. will that stop putin's push against the ukraine? what makes putin tick? one world leader says he's in another world. and what does president want to restore what he sees as in the world? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> russia flexing its e-mails over the military exercise as president vladimir putin looks on. thousands of russian troops are already on the ground in neighboring ukraine in control of the strategic crimean region. russia has issued an ultimatum to ukrainian forces. a navy commander warning surrender or face an attack. those reports are, quote, utter rubbish. ukrainian defense officials say a dozen trucks have crossed into the crimean city of kurch. president obama said the united states is examining a series of steps to to, quote, isolate russia. sanctions are being prepared even right now.
it down pat. all right. thanks so much to all of you. our coverage of the ukraine crisis continues with anderson cooper in kiev next. >>> erin, thanks very much. good evening, everyone. reporting tonight live from kiev in ukraine. a day of an extraordinary developments here on the ground on the diplomatic front with senator john kerry visiting this very spot, this very ground to pay respects to those that died here and crimea where we have correspondents and we'll get to all of that in the hour ahead. but i first want to set the keen here in the square. give you a sense of where we are. right now, we are on the edge of the independence square, one of the several roads that actually leads to the square. this is the first checkpoint, the first block aid that's still in effect. as we mentioned last night, protesters are still camping out here. you can see about a half dozen of them right here huddled before a fire trying to stay warm against the cold night air. it is about 3:00 a.m. here on wednesday morning. they are here because they refuse to leave until they say they see changes i
with us. ♪ >> breaking news, everyone. on ukraine's debt. a olivia sterns joins us with details. >> secretary of state john kerry has said that the united states will guarantee a $1 billion loan to ukraine. they are also considering direct aid to ukraine. the trouble though, trish, is the ukraine needs about 35 to $10 to be solvent. and theou -- the eu united states have been debating this. they have said they will commit one billion dollars, but obviously nowhere near the amount of money ukraine needs to come back from the brink of default. kovacic now onh the run somewhere in ukraine. kovacic ent victoriana vich on the run somewhere in ukraine. ukraine is taking steps forward to put together a new government that could come into place tomorrow. the u.s. guaranteeing a one billion dollar loan. not enough though. they need $35 billion. trish? >> shifting focus to beijing. the notorious air-quality there has reached hazardous levels for a seventh consecutive day before the national people's congress. air pollution is the number one cause of complaints and will dominate discussion
. >> ukraine... >> chaos in ukraine as russian gunmen sees the airport in crimea. moscow raises financial aid. >> preparing to speak - viktor yanukovych to address his removal of power as he hides out in rush a ia -- russia. >> the new look. >> the fight for freedom for our al jazeera colleagues detained in egypt. people around the world rally for their release. >> hi there. welcome to al jazeera america. i'm thomas drayton. we begin with a crisis in ukraine. moscow is trying to hold on to ties with ukraine. russian president vladimir putin ordered his deposit to discuss possible financial aid for ukraine with international partners, and is asking the government to consider humanitarian aid. the south is seeing backlash to the new ukrainian government. there has been a wave of protests and reports that gunmen in russian-marked uniforms seized the main airport. this was taken at the airport, a dark image of men in helmets. 50 armed men were there. earlier another group of pro-russian gunmen took control. lawrence lee takes a look at the rising tensions in crimea. >> there's attempts made to tu
redrawing its borders through occupation, cutting the peninsula of crimea off from the rest of ukraine. the question now is will putin extend that power deeper into the former soviet space? he made another show of military might today, ordering army drills and sending fighter jets into ukrainian air other key lawmakers are trying to define what the u.s. should do in terms of diplomatic pressure. >> this notion of taking him out of the g-8 has already been suggested by the administration, some members, and i think it's the right thing to do. >> i think we should revisit the missile defense shield that we talk about so often. >> i would just cancel in sochi. i wouldn't talk about the planning session. i would cancel it. >> i would like to create a democratic news around putin's russia. >> we start north of crimea with nbc's ian williams. ian, there's been a lot of claims and counter claims today. what's the latest there on the ground? >> reporter: it's a confusing picture, toure. we've seen a lot of so-called deadlines come and go, which we've heard from russian news agencies, from the u
next. >> hello, everyone. . am trish regan tension in ukraine mounts. stock sinking on worries that there may be a larger military conflict. we have more on that story and in just a moment. you're watching the most important hour of the session. matt miller and i are scouring the markets for your last trade of the day and your foes -- first trade of tomorrow. ready big concerns over the ukraine mounting. are also at an all-time, never witnessed before, historical high, so a selloff from the greatest level the s&p has ever seen -- that softens the blow a little bit. >> maybe a little bit. let's move on. these are the stocks you are watching as we head into the lows. julie hyman, watching for us. the your crane and the tensions there, there is one stock i wanted to look at -- with ukraine and the tensions there, there is one stock i wanted to look at. yandex. isis being affected by what going on over there, shares plunging 13%. let's talk about ford. sales down more than six percent. a lot of automakers beating analyst estimates. ford, one of the exceptions. down more than one pe
at the situation in ukraine. a news conference with vladimir putin followed by remarks on the senate floor from chris murphy, john mccain, and jeff sessions. kurdish foreign secretary william hague -- british foreign secretary william hague in the house of commons. >> jack lew heads to capitol hill wednesday to testify on the president's 3.9 trillion dollar 2015 budget request. he appears before the senate finance committee at 10:30 a.m. eastern. c-span 3 and on you can join the conversation on twitter and facebook. >> white house budget director testifies wednesday on the president 2015 budget request. eastern onng at 2:00 c-span numeral three. you can join the conversation on facebook and twitter. >> we do not have a criminal investigation role. .e have a vast enforcement role to enforce the federal securities laws and make sure wall street abides by the rules. have the criminal authority. we have the power to bring civil action, civil fraud action against those who violate the federal securities laws. we cannot send anyone to jail, but we can assess civil penalties. there is some legislation
america. i'm john siegenthaler in new york. power may from putin and president obama as the ukraine crisis turns into a diplomatic showdown. >> i think the strong condemnation that it's received from countries around the world, indicates the degree to which russia is on the wrong side of history on this. >> senator john mccain tells al jazeera america why president obama's diplomacy is failing with russia. >> the united states has no idea what the kind of person putin is and what his intentions are. >> most of the country is bracing for another round of bracing temperatures. >>> world war ii, camp in idaho, what this discovery tells us about the japanese americans who were held there. >> and we begin with ukrainian showdown and the latest developments in this escalating world crisis. this evening president obama met with senior military and national security advisors at the white house. this is a photo of that meeting in the situation room. at the same time, the united states is suspending trade talks and putting all military negotiations with the country on hold. at andrews air force, sec
and the officials have spoken about ukraine. yet there has been no official word from vladimir putin. is right. there have been limited comments from him directly. his kerry today spoke with foreign counterpart, his foreign minister counterpart in russia. they had a conversation about this, and again some of that conversation, the russians have said they are planning to intervene here. something is happening here. we are getting reports on the ground from people in crimea, reporters who claim they have seen russian troops. we will see what the president has to say, how strong the rhetoric is from the president. so far, other members of the administration are speaking out. the fact that the president is speaking out suggests this has moved up a notch. we have not heard from the president since he was in next ago on ukraine. interesting to see how tough he sounds when he appears in front of the cameras. >> as we await the president, i benching is the senior vice president for stonebridge group rate he is also worked as the senior adviser group i'm wondering if you can give us a little context fo
changes in the new interim government here in ukraine. the old president fled. you know that. he's now in russia. there's a new government here in power but until the protesters see the changes that they bled for and died for, they say they're going to stay here to continue to put pressure on and all the barricades are up. you see a lot of signs of the struggle that took place here. makeshift shield over here with some people put rosaries on. this is really a shrine. this is in many ways sacred ground because of the bloodshed on the streets. flowers, thousands of flowers all throughout the many blocks of the square brought by people and coming by the hundreds, the thousands every single day to pay respects, even here in the darkness they light candles, they bring religious items, momentos to remember those that lost their lives and look at the barricade. one of probably about five or six barricades down this block. this is the first one built to try to prevent riot police from entering the square and attacking the protesters. made out of anything they could find. old fences, metal, she
'm craig melvin. you're watching msnbc. the prime minister of ukraine says russian troops in crimea amounts to a declaration of war. so, what's the next move? >> at the end of the day, russia needs to be isolated. >> call it what it is. this is a government of liars, the russian government. >> i would like to create a democratic noose around putin's russia. >> what's vladimir putin really up to? we'll talk to a former ambassador and get some expert insight. plus, live reports from the region. meanwhile, back here in the united states, snow is now more unpopular than congress and there's yet another winter storm baring down on much of this country right now. this one could wallop as many as 139 million people. then, later -- >> this is an issue of national importance. it is as important as any issue that i work on. it's an issue that goes to the very heart of why i ran for president. >> president obama's new initiative to help young black men, what the post-racial president's announcement this week could mean. also, the new fresh face still at yale starred in the first feature film. that mov
eight p.m. eastern, latest on the situation in ukraine and harry just was the ambassador from ukraine from 1998-2000. host: the morning. tuesday, march 4. after another winter storm in washington, d.c., the house and senate are set to can -- with theat2 2:00 house set to consider a bills. ends of pennsylvania avenue continue to keep a close eye on the unfolding crisis in the ukraine, the annual federal budget process gets underway today with the white house set to deliver the 25th team plan to capitol hill. this morning, we will preview the spending plan. we are asking viewers to tell us what you think the budget priorities should be. phone lines are open. republican guest:, democrats (202) 737-0001 and independence (202) 628-0205. you can catch up with us on facebook or e-mail us. morning fortuesday you. want to take you to the story and politico talking about the budget plan set to be released .oday challenges on the homefront. president barack obama facing a major war and policy test. tuesday he will have to pause for the ritualistic domestic politics of the budget. he wr
like a lot of paperwork to me. thanks very much. fox news alert, growing crisis in ukraine. gunmen seizing airports in crimea region were tied to russia strong. taking up positions around a coast guard base there, too. this as the country's ousted president speaks for the first time since he fled his palace for russia. u.s. warning russia not to in flame the situation. >> reports are a deep concern to the united states. as secretary kerry said and ambassador rice said intervention would be a grave mistake. we call on russia to respect its international obligations made under the u.n. charter to refrain from the threat or use of force against territorial integrity or independence of any state profit live in kiev. katie. >> we're getting reports airspace over crimea has been closed. armed men in combat uniforms have seized the international airport there as well as a military airfield in that region. similarly reports from a tv station, crimea tv, their editor in chief says their building has been tormd by armed men. a teleconcompany in the region says they are unable to contact thei
with palestinians. >> rhetoric between the united states and russia as the crisis in ukraine grows. president have ha vladimir putin research refers to its actions as a humanitarian. >> they are violating international law. president putin has different set of lawyers making different set of interpretations but i don't think that's fooling anybody. >> late today the organization for security and cooperation in europe said a military observer mission from the united states in 14 countries will visit ukraine to monitor the situation in crimea. this comes as efforts intensify. we go to mike viqueira for the latest. >> reporter: the day of claim and counter claims by some of the principle players in this face-off. this is the white house coming up with a coherent strategy with it'sality lies. >>> there is no excuse, says president obama, for what is happening. >> there iit is not based on con for russian-speaking nationals but russia exerting force on a neighboring country. >> reporter: for a second day president obama interrupted a scheduled event to address the crisis in ukraine. >> we're call forgi
and the imf may prove a slippery slope for ukraine. presence of us troops in afghanistan causing a rift in washington. while president obama says he may follow through with his zero option. lawmakers continue to push to keep up to ten thousand soldiers there british muslims cry foul over the government campaign against radicalism in the state are being singled out as scapegoats. a fan midnight in moscow thanks for joining u h on r thtop sryheal upheaval in ukrai's cit sparking a backlash in the southeast of the country where many are making it clear ty don't recognize the new supper cleaned leadership in kiev. the move means gathering pace in crimea in our time in this region home to major industrial hubs in some prime tourist spots. also mainly populated by ethnic russians largest rallies held in an evil city of service telco were a pro russian there's just been appointed by city hall after an outpouring of popular support. ortiz europe is to know there's more. for the past if you d c in the cdo placebo school play which is also the country's second largest seaport and home to russia's
in the streets of ukraine, and in tough rhetoric from leaders in moscow, washington and kiev, as the u.s. called on russia to step back from what it now calls an act of aggression. good evening, i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. also ahead this tuesday. president obama unveils his new budget blueprint, laying the groundwork for political battles over how to close the country's economic gaps. >> ifill: plus... >> with this app, we can make better decisions and maybe in the future i think we can change the world with this game. >> ifill: the california program introducing young men to the world of hack-a-thons and tech startups, training them to become the app developers of tomorrow. those are just some of the stories we're covering on tonight's pbs newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> at bae systems, our pride and dedication show in everything we do; from electronics systems to intelligence analysis and cyber- operations; from combat vehicles and weapons to the maintenance and modernization of ships, aircraft, and critical infrastructure. know
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